Chippey African Union Methodist Church

Chippey African Union Methodist Church (HM1QF7)

Location: Hockessin, DE 19707 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.102', W 75° 41.882'

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In 1813 a group of African-American Methodists formed an independent denomination known as the African Union Church. It was the first incorporated religious body in the United States controlled entirely by African-Americans. In 1866 the African Union Church was joined by the First Colored Methodist Protestant Church to form the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. Due in large part to the efforts of Reverend Edward H. Chippey (1825-1900), this denomination experienced a great period of growth in the years following the Civil War. In 1886 this site was purchased for use by church members residing in the Hockessin community. The house of worship that was built here was known as "Chippey Chapel." It was rebuilt in 1896, and the congregation was formally incorporated as Chippey A.U.M.P. Church the following year. After many years of service, the old building was demolished in 1971. Through the hard work and financial support of its members, the construction of the present church was completed in June 1972. The congregation declared its independence in 1995, and in 1995 became formally known as Chippey African Union Methodist
HM NumberHM1QF7
Marker NumberNC-140
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 440229 N 4404131
Decimal Degrees39.78503333, -75.69803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.102', W 75° 41.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 6.12" N, 75° 41' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4271-4299 Millcreek Rd, Hockessin DE 19707, US
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